Touché, even if I'm starting to think this was a trolling attempt, since as others showed, we can false-quote people, so we can basically turn the entire thing all around. But well, we're fully grown mature people over here, let's not make this forum seem like a chaotic kindergarten playpen!
From what I've got, it's 1+ point to all skills when it comes to this and honestly, I don't know what to think about that (didn't play the Merge as well and I'm basically waiting for all Undead subrace + customized Lich and Zombie voices issues to be resolved, since I wish to start it as a Ghost Dragon with "Good" as a condition (Undead subrace instead of Zombie race) and with a customized voice as well, which is, btw, absolutely GREAT. You can check Templayer's YouTube videos showcasing them). We shall see how will stuff go. ^^;
Quote yeah, but that response was typed on post so it was either a serious post or a trolling with one's own words
As for what I personally think of the skill thing, well, I never ever pick character races to min-max my characters because it's never been necessary at all with how little of an impact the races had overall in MM7. Unless I'm wrong as I said in the previous post, the biggest reason for me to pick a dwarf would be the Arcomage reward trinket which also was just a small perk and using it would be just for completionism's sake.
In MM8 race was obviously a much bigger choice since it was connected to a class but luckily for me both Trolls and Minotaurs had nothing I'd be sad to miss so I didn't feel compelled to bear their presence. Yes, I like pretty characters, sue me!
So with that in mind, as far as I'm personally concerned, I'd much rather race choice remained mostly visual as in MM7 with small perks/disadvantages. Giving various races +1 to various skills (point, not rank) would be a neat way to go about it. Noticeable, but nothing to make someone pick some race they dislike because they'd feel everything is super suboptimal otherwise.
I think it's cool when someone goes "Oh, I'll pick Human for my Knight because they get +1 sword and +1 armsmaster so a bit more damage and I enjoy min-maxing my stuff!".
But I am not a fan of "Oh, I guess if I want a Knight I gotta pick the boring ole human cause otherwise I'll never get a GM at <important knight skill> and will feel I made the game harder than it should be."
Obviously optional file is optional file, but it's still something we can discuss I'm sure